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Ups and Downs
(DETM April Newsletter)
Dear Dave,
I find that everyday is still filled with ups and downs. 
Up – as more agents are excited about future bookings and inquiries coming in. 
Down – further lock downs as Covid cases spike up with Spring breaks and the new variants spreading quickly. 
Up – booking our own vacation in January to the Riviera Maya. A trip to look forward to! 
Down – still patiently waiting for our vaccinations.
I guess all we can do is still take it one day at a time. I do try to get into a routine, that most days includes a walk at the Quay at the Fraser River…
My latest photo hobby is turning some of my recognizable travel photos into digital artwork. Here is one of the beautiful Cathedral in Mazatlan.

Stay safe and strong.
Dave Emery
Find links to sign up for any of these online training sessions HERE. All online training will be only 30 minutes.  For "anytime watching", check out a links to our prerecorded sessions HERE.
Get a great overview of the 7 El Cid resorts on both coast of Mexico (Mazatlan, Riviera Maya & Cozumel), and learn which resorts would be perfect for your various clients. You will also be reminded of the El Cid Rewards program and any current agent promotions.
This month, we are featuring a webinar on the Krystal Grand Cancun and Krystal Cancun resorts.

Krystal Grand Cancun cooking class, April 8, 11 AM PT, 2 PM ET - CLICK HERE

Get a great overview of the Realistic Asia and their package and customized tours of Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Learn why clients have been giving Realistic Asia amazing reviews on both their package and customized tours for over 15 years now. You will also be reminded of the great selling points and highlights of their destination countries!  HERE is the link for a prerecorded webinar.
To request a private online training session for you or your colleagues, please email Dave Emery dave@daemery.com.
Of course Realistic Asia is the perfect choice for your solo travelers, but can you name 2 of the 5 countries where they host tours?
CLICK HERE to enter your answer or send an email to dave@daemery.com.
Congratulations to Penny de Ruyter of Escapes.ca in Richmond, BC for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift card.
Of course, now may be a GREAT time to check your El Cid Rewards balance and use some point with some fun online shopping. Check out your balance at the El Cid Rewards Program, 
Also, you can get an additional Visa gift card by emailing your El Cid booking details to incentives@elcid.com.mx. See full program details HERE.
Note that bookings must be made through any Tour Operator such: Sunwing, WestJet, etc. Bookings made it through online companies such: Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com will not be applicable to El Cid Rewards points.
bullet EL CID RESORTS - Avocado Stuffed with Fresh Tuna
bullet KRYSTAL GRAND CANCUN - Selling Points and Cooking Class
bullet REALISTIC ASIA - Slow and Solo Travel
bullet Upcoming Online Training (Webinars)
bullet SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT - Lead Magnets
bullet Quote of the Month
bullet Quick Links
Of course Mazatlan, is knows for it's great sea food, and you will find amazing fish dishes at all of the El Cid restaurants and snack bars. Check out this one made with all local ingredients – AVODADO STUFFED WITH FRESH TUNA!

CLICK HERE for the full recipe.
Also, remember the “Always Committed” hygiene and safety protocols for all El Cid Resorts HERE.
Do you need a helpful at-a-glance Selling Point list for the 3 Krystal Grand (CUN, PVR, SJC) properties?. CLICK HERE
On April 8 (11 am PT, 2 pm ET), you can take a quick tour of the Krystal Grand Cancun and watch a cooking class. One of the amazing chefs from the Ayami Restaurant is making Yakimeshi and Hibachi.
Zoom Meeting ID 977 4122 6501;
Access Code: C3bEpr

or CLICK HERE to login.
Also, you can sign up for my Krystal Grand Cancun and Krystal Cancun webinar on April 22 HERE
Realistic Asia has many tours that are perfect for relaxed travel or solo travelers. The Solo Holidays and Slow Journeys give your clients the freedom to explore their chosen destinations at their own pace and have the flexibility to pick and choose all the activities they would like to do. These types of tours are a fantastic way for clients to switch off and reconnect with themselves, see themselves transform as they follow their heart and discover the things they truly love.
Check out the variety of tour perfect for the Slow & Solo HERE.
Krystal Resorts is proud to be the first Mexican hotel chain to announce a sanitary certification program under the name Stay Safe & Clean, based on compliance with strict hygiene and sanitization protocols, which will be audited and certified with the main objective for our guests to feel safe in our hotels. Click HERE for a 2 1/2 minute overview.
If you are looking for the latest brochure, promotion, news article or training resource from most of our clients, we have created a webpage where you can easily find the latest information.
We all know a lead magnet is pure gold when growing your email list, right. But what makes an irresistible free give-away? What’s better than a packing list? Check out this content brainstorm.
Travel Industry
Social Media Expert
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
Mark Twain
If you aren't familiar with Realistic Asia yet, you can check out their TripAdvisor reviews HERE. In addition, Realistic Asia has a blog update that is regularly updated HERE.  

Remember that Realistic Asia has about 40 standard tours that you can find HERE.   You can also easily request NET pricing IN CAD (with or without the flights to Asia) on a CUSTOMIZED tour for your clients HERE
DETM is an acronym for David Emery Travel Marketing. We are a Vancouver-area based company providing quality travel industry representation in Canada since 2009.







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